Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on the role of the optometrist in health care reform – moving from primary eye care to primary health care. He is the chief medical officer of MARCH Vision Care, the co-director of the Low Vision/Contact Lens Service at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board. 

Disclosure: Edmonds is a consultant for March Vision.

BLOG: Aligning your wellness resources for primary care

December 30, 2019

With the year winding down, many of us are reviewing the numbers for 2019, looking for Section 179 purchase items for this tax year and planning for the new year of the…

BLOG: Optometry’s role in assessing vascular risk

December 2, 2019

A new study was recently published in JAMA Neurology by Lane and colleagues in London on the relationship between vascular risk factors in adulthood and brain pathology…

BLOG: Functional medicine

November 17, 2019

Functional medicine is a philosophy or model of patient care that determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for…

BLOG: Should the optometric curriculum include public health?

October 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dr. Stanley Goldfarb on Sept. 12, “Take two aspirin and call me by my pronouns.” In this piece, Dr…

BLOG: Where is the resistance to health care reform? – Reprise

October 16, 2019

On Feb. 5, 2016, I posted, “Where is the resistance to health care

BLOG: Applying risk management to clinical practice

August 12, 2019

Risk assessment and risk management are common tools in modern society. Although the concept can be traced back to the ancient Greeks from around 400 BC, the science of…

BLOG: Optometry and the presidential debates

July 17, 2019

Summertime is upon us once again. It seems to happen every year about this time. This year, summer vacation has a special treat above the warm days and fun in the sun…

BLOG: The case for wellness care

June 18, 2019

The majority of patients seen by optometrists are well. They present to our offices with vision-related symptoms. Blurred vision at distance, near or both is, by far…

BLOG: The spectrum of chronic disease

May 15, 2019

The evolution of the profession of optometry has been a wonderful thing to observe. Like many things in today’s society, this evolution is occurring at such a…

BLOG: Summer safety tips from your optometrist

April 24, 2019

The spring rain may be bringing the blues to many of our days, but it is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner. Here in the Northeast, the change of seasons…